If you’ve recently quit smoking, congrats! You’ve done a great thing for yourself and for your body. Whether or not you're using eliquid to help, and there's a lot of common misconceptions of vaping, you can take it a step further by trying out some of these natural ways to detox your lungs. Here’s our rundown of Mother Nature’s respiratory remedies.
This favourite tropical fruit contains an enzyme called bromelain that is believed to help get rid of toxins in the lungs. Some holistic experts even suggest going on a “cleanse” by eating nothing but pineapple for 3 – 10 days.
It’s not just for koalas anymore. Now, us humans can reap the benefits of the eucalyptus plant by inhaling steam made from dropping some eucalyptus oil into a pot of hot water, which will help clear our lungs.
Okay, so ginger might not be the most surprising item on this list, but it’s absolutely worth mentioning. Most people know that adding ginger to our tea or using it in meals has a cleansing, soothing effect on the throat. Ginger’s a great place to start for those who want to get their lungs pink again using natural remedies.
This one might be less tasty than some of the options we’ve mentioned so far, but lots of people swear by it. This method for curing lung congestion involves grinding an onion into a paste and draining the liquid from it, then mixing that liquid with lemon and water to make a concoction that should be taken three times a day.
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. They’re not just lyrics to a famous folk song, they’re a recipe for a healthy body! Thyme is one of the many herbs and roots that are healthy for various reasons. Leaves of this herb contain thymol, which is a powerful detoxifying agent.
Who knew that half the items in your pantry are also good for your lungs? Just remember that we’re not doctors and to take all of this with a grain of salt, or in this case ginger.
The health benefits to quitting smoking are countless. It's natural to develop a cough, it's your lungs' way of clearing out the debris from years of smoking. But if you need a litlle extra help along the way then maybe one of these remedies will help you. Read more on what happens when you quit smoking here.